Urban Country

Santa Monica, CA

About Urban Country

Urban Country houses unique objects and colorful remnants of America's past. Starting in the late 1990's, Steven Schwartz and Casey Hale have focused the Urban Country collection on anonymous American Folk art as well as pieces from carnivals, circuses and sideshows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vintage sideshow banners, shooting galleries and ventriloquist heads are on display alongside vintage industrial furniture and lighting, antique American flags, massive 19th century general store tables, anonymous American folk art and humorous vintage and antique ro...Read More

Urban Country

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Sigler Studios
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
A personal favorite! 15 7/2 feet tall. American "Wondercade" sideshow banner. Painted and signed by J. Sigler. One of the great American sideshow banner artists. Death defy...
Antique 18th Century Belgium Folk Art Religious Items
Gesso, Wood
Superb pair of nativity angels. Wood carved with layers of original paint and gesso. Found in a church attic in Belgium. Fantastic craftsmanship and emotion. One angel is 41" ta...
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Canvas
Original hand-painted canvas sideshow banner for carnival midway sideshow entrance. Not signed but most likely out of Chicago Tent and Awning's banner shop. Original wood strip attac...
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Steampunk Mounted Objects
Metal, Glass
Collection of vintage automobile or motorcycle cat eye reflectors. The collection ranges in size from 4.5 wide x 7.5 tall x 4" deep to 6.5 wide x 16.5 tall x 4.5 deep. Each refl...
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Folk Art Signs
Iron
Graphic red, white and blue "STORE" sign, early 20th century American porcelain and enamel trade sign.
Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Religious Items
Composition
Large St. Therese chalkware bust found on the east coast of the United States. Great early paint surface with the right amount of ware and age. Depicts St. Therese with a bunch of re...
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Large-scale carnival midway cast iron spinning disk and knock over duck shooting gallery target. A prize shot that would have had bells or ringers when shot through holes. Duck targe...
Mid-20th Century United States Steampunk Toys and Dolls
Copper, Iron
Classic Rubber Duckie Bronx Toy Factory doll mold. Fantastic patinated copper form that latex would be removed from after cooling and setting. Patina comes from exposure to various c...
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Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Quilts
Textile
Exceptional African American pine burr quilt. All hand quilted and pieced. Found in Selma, Alabama. Fantastic color placement and design. These quilts were made with leftover fabric ...
Mid-20th Century United States Folk Art Paintings
Wood
Bold geometric abstract painted board found in Texas. We have a collection of these boards from an anonymous artist. Painted on recycled cupboard doors, floor boards, table tops and ...
Early 20th Century United States Industrial Shelves
Iron
Early 20th century Industrial iron cart on casters. White and green paint remains. Riveted brass tag reads "Santa Barbara 1526 Country". Great kitchen or bathroom storage p...
Mid-20th Century United States Folk Art Native American Objects
Wood
Almost 17 foot tall redwood animal totem. Animal totems are believed to have spiritual significance. Watching over Pacific Northwest Indian tribes and families. Symbolizing guardian ...

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